Honors English III 2012-13

Week 1
12/3, Tue. Review Exam (part 1); start book review in class. hw: The Age of Innocence p. 3-23 (ch 1-4). Take time to polish book review. Pace yourself with reading this week.
12/5, Wed. Review Exam (part 2) hw: The Age of Innocence p. 23-56 (ch 5-9). Have your book review ready.
12/6, Fri. Discuss The Age of Innocence. We will start posting your 5-7 sentence book review; find complementing media/image. More work on Ancient Burial Ground Newsletter.
12/1, Sat: Take Vocabulary Quiz Unit 5. We will finish posting book reviews and work more on Newsletter.
hw: The Age of Innocence p. 57-91 (ch 10-14).

Week 2
12/9, Tue. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence p. 91-124 (ch 15-18)
12/10, Wed. Discuss The Age of Innocence DVD (part I) hw: The Age of Innocence p. 125-167 (ch 19-23)
12/12, Fri. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence p. 167-204 (ch 24-29)
12/13, Sat. Discuss Take Vocabulary Quiz Unit 6. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence p. 205-254 (ch 30-34 [end]; prepare to write an in-class AP style Prompt on Tue.

Week 3
12/16, Tue. Write 40 min. in-class AP style Prompt for The Age of Innocence
12/17, Wed. The Age of Innocence DVD (part II)
hw: Review “The White Heron” in NAL (c) and write a blog entry.
12/18, Wed. Winter Vacation begins.

The Age of Innocence DVD. Newsletter work; White Heron.

12/15 , Sat: Take Vocabulary Quiz Units 1-6. Read My Antonia Book One (long assignment) by Wed. Note that there is a holiday dinner on Tuesday night, so you may want to begin reading this weekend.


Week 4
12/18, Tue. Take Quiz: Fiction terms Introduce Cather DVD hw: My Antonia in NAL(d), p. 1216 – 1249 (Book one);
12/19, Wed. Discuss My Antonia in NAL(d) hw: My Antonia in NAL(d), p. 1249-1287 (ch 13 – book 2, ch 8)

Read a good book over break! Write a 500 word This I Believe Essay. Helpful link: http://www.thisibelieve.com/guidelines/
In addition, we're going to get Bibical. Details about the Bible reading packet.

Week 5
1/8/13, Tue. S Discuss Book I of My Antonia in NAL(d) hw: Read Book II in My Antonia in NAL(d), prepare for Unit 7 Voc. Quiz on Sat.
1/9, Wed. Discuss Book II My Antonia in NAL(d) hw: Read Book III to the end.
1/11, Fri. My Antonia in NAL(d) My Antonia paper topics. hw: The Sun Also Rises: epigrams, p. 11 – 47 (ch 1-5); work on My Antonia paper; Vocabulary Unit 7 on Sat.
1/12, Sat. Discuss The Sun Also Rises. Take Vocabulary Quiz Unit # 7 hw: The Sun Also Rises: pp. 48-71 (ch 6-7); work on My Antonia paper

Week 6
1/15, Tue Discuss The Sun Also Rises. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 75-95 (ch 8-9); My Antonia paper
1/16, Wed. Discuss Sun Also Rises. My Antonia paper due in class; The Sun Also Rises. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 96-150 (ch 10-13); prepare for Unit 8 Voc on Sat.
1/18, Fri. Discuss The Sun Also Rises. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 151-191 (ch 14-16)
1/19, Sat. Discuss The Sun Also Rises; take Unit 8 Voc. Quiz. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 192-228 (ch 17-18)

Week 7
1/22, Tue. The Sun Also Rises. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 231-251 (ch 19–end)
1/23, Wed. The Sun Also Rises. Review Foster's Chapter 1 and prepare for Friday's writing prompt.
1/25, Fri. In-class writing prompt. Read The Great Gatsby p 1-21 (ch 1)
1/26, Sat. Big SAT day for juniors. Get some good sleep, eat a good breakfast, and take comfort in the fact that you will try your best. Discuss upcoming prompt that will involve the last chapter of Sun Also Rises and Foster's Chapter 1. Fri. Introduce Gatsby Journals; Read The Great Gatsby p 1-21 (ch 1);

New Week 8
1/29, Tue. Discuss Chapter One of The Great Gatsby. hw: Chapter 2
1/30, Wed. The Sun Also Rises; also explain Gatsby Journal Topics. hw: Chapter 3 & 4.
2/1, Fri. Extended Weekend.
2/2, Sat. Extended Weekend;

Week 9
2/5, Tue. Discuss Chapters 3 & 4 of The Great Gatsby. hw: Read The Great Gatsby, Chapter 5.
2/6, Wed. Discuss Chapter 5 The Great Gatsby. hw: The Great Gatsby Chapter 6
2/8, Fri. Discuss Chapter 6 hw: Read The Great Gatsby, Chapter7; prepare for Voc. quiz 9
2/9, Sat. Headmaster's Holiday. Discuss Chapter 7. Take vocabulary Unit 9 Quiz. hw: The Great Gatsby Chapter 8

Week 10
2/12, Tue. Discuss Chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby. hw: Read Chapter 8
2/13, Wed. Discuss Chapters 8 Read Ch. 9 (Go to the Time Managment Bank and make a withdraw = coded language for work on paper) Prepare for Poetic Lit. Terms Quiz;

2/15, Fri. Process Chapter 9. Quiz: Poetic literary terms. Also continue with Shakespeare's Sonnets hw: The Great Gatsby paper and some sonnets.
2/16, Sat. Introduce William Shakespeare; hw: hand in The Gret Gatsby paper via email or my faculty room mailbox by Monday morning. You can send it earlier, too. Those with US AP History papers can consult me on an individual basis for a deadline.

Week 11
2/19, Tue. Discuss Shakespeare's sonnets. hw: read sonnets in handout.
2/20, Wed. Take Unit 9 Voc. Quiz Discuss Shakespeare's sonnets and introduce John Donne. hw: continue reading sonnets in handout
2/22, Fri. Write 40 mintue AP style essay. hw: Read Donne poems in handout.
2/23, Sat. . Discuss Shakespeare Sonnets and Donne's poetry. hw: Continue reading both poets mindfully and prepare for an upcoming assessment on AP Multiple Choice questions for the poetry of Shakespeare and Donne.

Week 12
2/26, Tue. Discuss poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare. hw: Prepare for Mult. Choice assessment.
2/27, Wed. Discuss poetry and take AP style Mutliple Choice assessment on Donne and Shaksepeare.
3/1, Fri. Spring Vacation begins at noon. hw: Biblical Allusions Project (individuals will select one Foster motif) and review an AP Exam test preparation book. You can also check test prep books out of your local library.


Archival material from missed classes:

hw: “Soldier Home" click ; view Frontline episode on Blog and comment. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/view/
* . Discuss Soldier's Home and Frontline. hw: Prepare for The Sun Also Rises in-class prompt; reread Foster's Chapter 1.